ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 11, 2016 — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced it has signed an agreement with Ariel Development to develop a Cambria hotel & suites in Seattle, WA. The 112-room Cambria property will be located in the Belltown neighborhood at 1915 Third Ave, and is expected to open in late-2017.
The Cambria hotel & suites Seattle will be locally situated and within walking distance to many of Seattle's iconic locations, including Pike Place Market, Washington State Convention Center, the Seattle Aquarium and the Seattle Art Museum. In addition, Seattle is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies that include Amazon, Starbucks and Nordstrom, making the Cambria Seattle a perfect destination for business travelers seeking upscale lodging at an affordable price.
"The Cambria hotels & suites brand has seen a significant surge of new developments and openings in major urban markets over the past year," said Steve Joyce, president and CEO, Choice Hotels International. "The Seattle property will serve as the brand's entrance into the Pacific Northwest, and we couldn't be more thrilled to bring our upscale offerings to Seattle's business and leisure travelers."
Designed as a business travel and leisure brand, all Cambria hotels & suites properties feature a larger lobby to give guests a more social atmosphere; oversized rooms with flexible spaces; and the latest technology that allows guests to stay connected while they travel.
"Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and is home to many of the world's most celebrated companies, making for an ever-increasing demand for upscale lodging options," said Herzel Hazan, Ariel Development. "The Belltown neighborhood lies in the heart of Downtown Seattle's retail and business districts, and we're excited to partner with Choice Hotels to bring the Cambria brand to the area."
As with all Cambria hotels & suites, the Seattle property will feature other fine amenities such as a contemporary bistro, Social Circle™, serving a menu comprised of local specialties created by Chef Michael DeMaria; liquor, wine, beer and freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches; and a barista bar. This property will also boast 1,600 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center and a rooftop patio with views of Puget Sound. Additionally, the building will include 50 apartments for residential use.